Experts slam parliament for poor performance
KYIV. Dec 1 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Director of the Ukrainian Barometer sociological service Viktor Nebozhenko has noted the low efficiency of the incumbent Verkhovna Rada.
"I have been in the Verkhovna Rada since 1989 as an adviser, but not as a deputy. The current composition of the parliament is one of the weakest, and it is a mixture of the market of political conjurers and demagogues with the Party of Regions cache," Nebozhenko said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
"Now the Rada is the place of conservation of the most cruel and cynical people who did not have time to flee or whom the Kremlin sent here. It is also an exchange of corruption services: a people's deputy, coming to work, can solve a particular problem," he added, saying that "this is bad, because, in fact, there is little parliamentary activity."
"Whatever they say about the adopted bills, from sociology we also get very bad assessments of the activity of these members. But on the other hand, the country could swing towards the parliamentary republic, because the incumbent head of state discredited the institution of presidency," the expert said.
Kostiantyn Matviyenko, the expert of Gardarica Strategic Consulting Corporation, in turn, noted that at the next plenary week people's deputies could consider at second reading the bill on restoring sovereignty in the occupied territories.
"An attempt is planned for the next week to adopt the law on the occupied territories at second reading. In principle, if all the proposals of Samopomich and Batkivschyna are taken into account, this could be a step towards ending the war politically and diplomatically," he stressed.